7-year-old injured in hit-and-run near Ceres elementary school

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CERES, Calif. (KTXL) — A 7-year-old was hit by a driver Thursday afternoon near a Ceres elementary school.

Around 2:45 p.m., the vehicle struck the Caswell Elementary School student who was walking home, according to Ceres Police Sgt. Bryan Ferreira. The 7-year-old was hit a block away from the school in the area of Evans Road and Lois Way.

The car drove away soon after the incident, leaving the child behind, according to Ferreira.

The 7-year-old was flown to UC Davis Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Investigators believe the child was struck by a white sedan or SUV, but Ferreira could not provide any details about the driver.

This story is developing.

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